International Space Station: LIVE!

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  • "International Space Station Live!" Display
  • "International Space Station Live!" Display
  • "International Space Station Live!" Display

Technologies

HTML5, JavaScript

Status

Active

Link

Private display link available upon request.

Roles

Developer/designer

Additional Credits

Near-live cloud texture provided by xplanetclouds.com. Live video streams courtesy of NASA. ISS TLE data provided by wheretheiss.at. ISS positions calculated by satellite-js.

Purpose

Add value to the Space Foundation Discovery Center with a stylish data driven display.

Highlighted Features

Live position and flight path of International Space Station (ISS) over the Earth, ISS location information, two live ISS video streams, zoomed in political map, near-live cloud coverage and lighting

Additional Information

Public access to this display via any modern web browser is planned as soon as API requests are cached on the Space Foundation website.

"In outer space you develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch.'"
--Edgar D. Mitchell